2 cups of flour1 Tablespoon of baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup shortening, lard, crisco or butter (I use butter)1 cup of milk (cream) or buttermilkif using buttermilk add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda)
Chives, Cheddar, Bacon etc...
Cayenne, Dry Mustard, etc...
Mix the flour with the baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse meal. Stir milk or cream in to flour mixture. Mix quickly with fork until dough comes together. Using hands gently pat the ingredients together. Do not over-handle. Pat out to about 1/2 to3/4 inch thick on a lightly floured board. Cut with biscuit cutters and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for approximately 12 to 15 minutes at 450°F.If making cheese biscuits, add the cheese after the shortening has been cut into the flour.Tip: An easy way to cut the butter into the flour is to use a box grater. The large side of the grater makes the perfect size pieces of butter.Options:You can use any favourite cheese. Gorgonzola and other blue cheeses are wonderful with the addition of black pepper. Cheddar cheese is good with chives or green onions. Sometimes I add dry mustard and cayenne pepper. Or bacon or ham.
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I like making my own Stuff
Homemade... another word for better
I guess you can snack on these
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